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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Though Microsoft has held a sturdy grip on the throat of government and corporate software for quite a while, the Dutch government is looking to pry away the bony fingers of Microsoft’s restrictive formatting; Dutch parliament will discuss mandating Open Document Formatting this Wednesday…hello, OpenOffice!
If the legislation passes, Microsoft will be granted a temporary stay; however, it would have to demonstrate a move (and timeframe) towards implementation of Open Document Formatting or risk being completely discarded by the Dutch government, says MacWorld.
So, if no Microsoft products make the cut, then what’s going to be used?